LUG Re-ignites The Business Cup Challenge After 8-Year Hiatus 

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After an eight-year hiatus, the Business Cup Challenge, an initiative by Lancaster University Ghana, returned with a bang, attracting high school students from across Ghana. The competition, held under the theme of Sustainability, saw over 35 teams from 13 schools battling it out over four weeks, from February 1st to February 23rd, 2024. 

Participants, grouped into teams of 4-6 members, showcased their business acumen through three stages, addressing real-life challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The finale witnessed intense competition, culminating in the Thought Titans from International Community School (ICS, Kumasi) emerging victorious. Their win secured them a 50% scholarship to study at Lancaster University Ghana, along with a GHS 20,000 cash prize and souvenirs. 

The event emphasized teamwork, critical thinking, and effective communication, with teams like Brainex from Day Spring Academy, Ecobiz from DPS International School, and Team Dominion from Dominion Christian Academy also earning recognition for their outstanding performances. 

Speaking at the event, Provost & Acting CEO Dr. Emmanuel Arthur, highlighted the importance of bridging academia with real-world challenges, commending all participants and partners for their contributions to the competition’s success. 

In an interview, the winning team expressed gratitude for the opportunity, acknowledging the challenges they overcame and the support they received from their teachers and mentors. 

The Business Cup Challenge stands as an annual testament to LUG’s dedication to nurturing entrepreneurial talent and promoting sustainable solutions among Ghana’s youth. To all the teams that were unable to participate or secure prizes this year, we extend our warm invitation: “See you next year!”